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Family of beaten soccer fan grateful for support

Nic Cruwys in a coma after attack
Nic Cruwys in a coma after attack

The family of a soccer fan Nic Cruwys brutally attacked by rival supporters admit their loved one is still "fighting for his life" after the shocking attack that has resulted in five arrests.

CCTV footage showed Wolves supporters attacking Watford fan Cruwys earlier this month,with the savagery of the assault stunning seasoned police officers who have moved to find the cowards to committed the act.

The 44-year-old milkman, who is a rather of two, has been in a Birmingham hospital since March 7th, with police confirming they have now arrested more teenagers in connection with the attack.

Detective Inspector Toni Naylor, from Wolverhampton’s Violent Crime Team, said: “Nic still remains in a critical but stable condition and his family remain by his side. 

“Five arrests have now been made in connection with this attack (below), but our investigation is still very much ongoing and we are still appealing for information."

Cruwys' brother Chris told fundraisers: "Nic is critically ill and fighting for his life, we are taking positivity from every hour that passes without deterioration.

"We all hope that Nic has the strength to battle through this and when he awakens that he has retained all or at least some of the personality that makes him Nic, a husband, a dad, a son, a brother and an uncle or simply Moo.

"Thank you again everyone, your support is appreciated."

A fund set up to support Cruwys and his family by a Wolves supporter shocked by the attack carried out by supporters of his own club has already raised more than £34,000.